Can my dog eat Amaranth?

By Tom •  Updated: 11/03/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Amaranth?


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Amaranth is an ancient grain that was first cultivated in South America. Today this grain is grown around the world. It’s become popular in gluten free foods in the last decade or so, and is considered an alternative flour for those who need to avoid wheat and other grains.

Is amaranth safe for dogs and puppies? Can my dog eat amaranth? The short answer is yes! This grain has also become popular with dog food manufacturers in their gluten free recipes. A dog eating amaranth is OK; if your dog eats homemade, gluten free dog food, then be sure to first cook the grains before adding them to his food. Dog’s digestive systems are not made to digest raw plant materials. Let’s not forget puppies. Can my puppy eat amaranth? Yes—it’s also safe for puppies, but should only be given only occasionally and in small amounts.

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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